Brad Pitt Says He’s ‘Done’ With Superhero Movies And Won’t Be Joining The MCU

Brad Pitt has said he ‘is done’ with superhero movies and doesn’t plan on making any more.

That rules out a mooted deal with Marvel and Disney to join the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) or a tie up with rivals DC Comics, which is looking to reboot the Batman franchise.

Pitt famously made a cameo appearance in a last year’s Deadpool as The Vanisher, which for many fans stole the show – and which some took as a sign that he was ready to enter the super world.

However, he said that he thinks he’s done with the superhero thing.

Some believed his brief appearance in Deadpool 2 meant he could soon venture into the superhero genre once again. Credit: Marvel
Some believed his brief appearance in Deadpool 2 meant he could soon venture into the superhero genre once again. Credit: Marvel

Speaking to LADbible, he said: “I’ve done mine. I’ve done my superhero. Done it. Killed it.”

But that doesn’t mean he wouldn’t mind seeing a superhero play him, admitting he reckons Thor’s Chris Hemsworth would make a solid choice in any film about his own life.

“I immediately went to Gene Hackman just because I love the **** out of him, but that wouldn’t work. I’d have to think about that.

“What do you think about Hemsworth? He could grow his hair out.”

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood hots the big screen later this month. Credit: PA
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood hots the big screen later this month. Credit: PA

The 55-year-old was talking ahead of the release of his latest movie, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, in which he plays Cliff Booth, the former stuntman of fading movie star Rick Dalton, played by Leonardo DiCaprio.

Australian actor Margot Robbie also stars as the late Sharon Tate, who was famously murdered by the Manson Family.

It is Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film and with much talk about whether his tenth will be his last, Pitt and Robbie told LADbible that they would jump at the chance to be in it.

“I’m in, of course. Anyone would,” said the Snatch actor.

He added: “I find his sets the most at ease environments. He brings a real love for the process, you know. He’s quite aware that we’ll only get to make so many films in our lifetime, and he brings that joy and appreciation to the day. Most of it’s spent telling stories. And eventually we get a take in.”

Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie said they would jump at the chance to star in Quentin Tarantino's next movie. Credit: PA
Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie said they would jump at the chance to star in Quentin Tarantino’s next movie. Credit: PA

Robbie – who is set to reprise her DC role of Harley Quinn in 2020’s Birds of Prey – added: “Yes, for sure. I mean I’ll do anything, I’ll work in craft service, I’ll do whatever. It’s the funnest time ever.”

Though a fictionalised account of Hollywood in 1969, Robbie said she was very sensitive to the fact that she was portraying a real person, and spent time with Tate’s family to prepare for the role.

She said: “I’ve played real people a couple of times before and it’s been a different experience each time.

“Obviously this was a particularly delicate situation and I wanted to be really respectful and spending time with her sister was probably the most important and crucial part of that. And having Deborah’s blessing from the beginning put me at ease, for sure.”

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is released on August 14.

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